Andrew Watrous, a first-year MA student at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has been selected to receive the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations.

The fellowship provides graduate students the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations in the U.S. government Executive Branch or the U.S. Congress.

Watrous is one of 30 students selected for the fellowship, which was established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty. Recipients must attend an APSIA member school (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs).

The Rosenthal Fellowship includes a series of roundtable discussions with experts from DC research organizations and universities, career planning sessions and Congressional briefings. The Robertson Foundation for Government co-hosts a number of events for fellows throughout the summer. Judy and Rick Gilmore, chairman of the fellowship, host an annual summer reception for fellows, hosts and supporters.

“The program’s success depends first and foremost on the outstanding caliber of our fellows, the extraordinary support we receive from host offices in the Congress and Executive Branch and APSIA member schools, and the generous contributions and support of our Board, donor institutions and longstanding friends of the program,” said Gilmore and Carmen Mezzera, executive director of APSIA, in a joint statement.

“The Fellowship is living proof that terrorism cannot overwhelm the human spirit. We’re a program whose purpose is to provide exceptional students with unique government experience. They are our future leaders in new approaches to peaceful problem solving in international relations,” they added.

Watrous will spend the summer at the Department of the Treasury.